Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Water and Sewerage Schemes
Question 580: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the time schedule for the extension for a waste water treatment plant (details supplied) in County Wexford to be built and commissioned. [6402/10]
My Department is finalising its assessment of the Contract Documents for the waste water treatment plant element of the Gorey Sewerage Scheme which was included for funding in my Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2007-2009. A decision on the contract documents for this scheme will be notified to Wexford County Council as soon as possible in the light of the finalisation of the Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2012. Local authorities were asked in July 2009 to submit an assessment of needs for water and sewerage services to my Department by 23 October last. My Department is considering these assessments, which form a key input to the development of the 2010 to 2012 Water Services Investment Programme. In conducting their assessments, local authorities were asked to prioritise schemes and contracts for progression over the coming years based on key environmental and economic criteria. I expect to publish the Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2012 early this year.